Also titled 'Birks of Endermay'. Played on a Burke high D whistle. I am am playing the tune slow and lyrical. I am told that this tune is also played as a Sc...

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Comment by Mark Auchter-Bruening on July 30, 2013 at 2:11
Love the ornamentation
Comment by Dick Glasgow on May 13, 2012 at 10:08

The Birks of Invermay was sung by the poet Robert Fergusson as he was dying in the Edinburgh madhouse at the age of 24, from a head injury.

Listen to Karine Polwart's gorgeous version of this bonny song.

The Birks of Invermay

& here are the


N.B. Invermay is an estate in on the northern edge of the Ochil Hills, in central Perth and Kinross, Scotland.



P.S. I'm sure it's OK to post a Scottish tune here Cindy, after all, most of the really great Irish tunes played today, started out as Scottish tunes anyway! :-)

Comment by Mike "Ormepipes" Orme on May 6, 2012 at 15:16

Hiya Cindy,

Not a tune I've heard before, but nicely done. Grand to have another whistle player posting stuff on here.

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